If you've never been to the Textile Center, you'rbe in for a treat - the center includes a gallery, gift shop, classrooms, library, and dye lab - plus the Weaver's Guild of Minnesota shares the same building. During the tour you'll have a chance to look over the facility and ask the Textile Center staff questions about the Center itself and about the activities that are held there. (Now that we are a member, there are future possibilities of joint programs with the other organizational members and also the option of renting space at the Center for our own events.)
A real highlight of our visit will be the tour of the Pat O'Connor Textile Center Library, which includes more than 26,000 books, magazines, and publications. When we joined the Textile Center, we joined as a guild with library membership privileges - meaning that everyone who is a CTC member now has a library card and checkout privileges at the largest circulating library in the country devoted to fiber arts! Members can pick up their cards during the tour - plus learn all about how to locate materials (including an online catalog) and check out materials.
As with all 5th Saturday outings, we welcome all crocheters to join us - there is no meeting fee. (Please note,however, that the library portion of the tour is geared to CTC members only; while non-members can listen in, only members have checkout privileges.)
We hope you can join us!